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Honors Global Citizens

The Honors College is committed to UNCW's strategic goal of supporting students becoming global citizens. With the Office of International Programs, we offer the Honors Global Citizen Recognition to honors students who demonstrate active engagement with global issues, foreign language competency, and study abroad. The following Honors students have been recognized as Honors Global Citizens- congratulations! They were recognized at the Honors Medallion Ceremony and received certificates denoting their accomplishments.

The table contains alternating rows listing academic years, followed by rows with the corresponding winners of each year.


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Morgan Clark (Nursing)

Stacia Dwelle (International Studies)

Layne Smith (Communication Studies)


Sarah Helmy (Biology)

Andrea Perez-Maspons (Environmental Science)

Emma Cowen (French)


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Brian Gottwalt (Biology)

Brittany Saleeby (Chemistry)

Alyssa Stern (Business)

Hannah Stahle (English)

Sawyer Thomas (International Studies)

Mallory Blackwood (Psychology)

Sterling Dallas (International Business)

Erin Gallagher (International Studies)

Emily Manning (International Studies)

Samantha Farquar (Marine Biology and International Studies)

Ashley Hann  (Marine Biology)

Madeline Martin (Geography and German)

Matthew Murphy (Business Administration and International Studies)

Will Ryman 
(Communication  Studies)


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Sophia Fuller (Philosophy & Religion)

Alison Monroe (Marine Biology)

Sara Carter (Art History)

Julia Daugherty (Psychology)

Alexandra Goldstein (Environmental Studies)

Kimberly Gooch (Creative Writing)

Laura Newberry (Creative Writing)

Maclean Ryan (International Business)

Juliet Wiebe-King (Anthropology)

Brianna Elliott (Environmental Science)

Olivia Everhart (Psychology)

Ashley Jarrell (Criminology)

Hannah Tew (Spanish)

Michael Traum (Spanish)

Honors Global Citizen Requirements

first recipient of the global citizen recognitionThe Honors Global Citizen Recognition is an option for students completing University or Departmental Honors that encourages students to make global discoveries on campus and abroad.

Students who complete the requirements receive a certificate and recognition at the Honors Medallion Ceremony. They are also featured on our website.

To qualify for this distinction, students must:

  • Maintain the required honors GPA on all college work attempted in the United States or abroad.
  • Develop and complete an honors project (499) that has shows active engagement with global issues, such as an increased awareness of international issues, understanding of global interdependence, or demonstration of global citizenship.
  • Proposals must be reviewed by the Office of International Programs and Honors College, and application is done through an online survey.
  • Earn at least 6 student credit hours in a UNCW-approved education abroad program.
  • Complete at least the 202 level, or equivalent, of a foreign language with a C or better grade.
  • Complete at least one HON seminar with global content. Check with the director for approval.
  • Complete nine additional hours of 3-credit hour courses with global content with a C or better in each. These classes may be selected from courses approved for the International Studies major or minor, or from the University Studies courses approved for global content. At least two disciplinary areas must be represented.